20 Ways to Be More Positive

There is a lot of negativity these days. With a rise in the Omicron variation of Covid, people around the world are naturally concerned that life could grind to a halt. But protections from the omicron Covid are the same ones we all have lived with for so many months already. Do not succumb to …

On Einstein’s Theory of Happiness

A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest. – Albert Einstein Back in 1922, Albert Einstein was giving a series of lectures in Japan. He had just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in November, 1921. While staying at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, a …

FUD – Fear Uncertainty and Doubt

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. – Jacob Bronowski Human history can be measured according to technological advances: Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age; or revolutions: Industrial, Computer, Information. The world has entered a new Age – the Crypto Age. And the revolution began with the It from the Bitcoin. The …

Express Gratitude and Grace

Throughout this life, you can never be certain of living long enough to take another breath. – Zen Master HuangBo This is my Four Hundredth Post – 400!!! I started this blog to rekindle long-smoldering artful fires, and to hurl positive thunderbolts into the gaping void of antagonism and mistrust roiling the world. We all …

The Divine Madness of Crypto

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience. – P.T Barnum Divine madness, also known as crazy wisdom, is a type of mania – a manifestation of a transcendent enlightenment. Although most often related to spiritual practices divine madness is a form of purposeful activity by aware individuals incorporating …

Creating Yourself Anew

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw Where are you from? This is one of the first things people ask when they try to get to know one another. But this simple question can be one of the most difficult to answer. I read an interesting article the …

Live Your Destiny

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Choice forges destiny. Heated in the furnace of desire, destiny’s iron rod bends to steadfast perseverance. Where some things are inevitably controlled by fate, the power to choose is in our hands to the last breath. …

My Poem Was Just Published

My poem Seaside Gallery was recently published in the Poetry Quarterly. I was honored to have my poem be the first poem in the magazine. It feels great to be published again. My writing is often inspired by nature. Check out the Poetry Quarterly website and buy a copy, or several :-). The editor is …

Shiba Inu Crypto Superstar

That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest. – Henry David Thoreau Among red hot cryptocurrencies, Shiba Inu is a cryptocurrency superstar. In the past few days, Shiba Inu, which is much more than a cryptocurrency memecoin, has rapidly grown into a cryptocurrency sensation. In the past few days it has “erased one zero” in …

20 Ways to Increase Happiness

My wife and I were apart for eight months during the height of the Covid-19 Pandemic. She was in China, having returned for her father’s funeral, and I was here in the US. After the horrible winter, I began preparing our garden to put my mind at ease. I wanted to do something special for …